It's going to be difficult for Titus Davis to top the season he had in 2013. But then again, it would be tough for any player in the country to top the season Titus Davis had in 2013. Davis will once again be the centerpiece of a potentially explosive CMU offense which returns almost all of their starters from last season.
Davis was the anchor of the Chippewas offensive success in 2013. 61 receptions for just over 1,100 yards are very impressive numbers. Not only did Davis catch everything within 10 miles of Mt Pleasant, but he caught the ball for huge gains. Davis averaged 18.2 yards per catch last season with a long of 97 yards. These stats are made even more impressive by the fact that he was being thrown to by the quarterback who started the season third on the depth chart. With an additional year of experience from Cooper Rush and a strong corps of running backs, Davis is in position to have a potentially record-breaking season in 2014.
Head coach Dan Enos knew Davis was going to be good right from the beginning, and Davis proves that on the field time after time. "You don't have to be a very good coach to realize that's guy's pretty great" Enos said in an interview for MAC-Sports.com. "He's very talented, but his work ethic matches his talent" Enos continued, "he's one of the hardest workers on our team."
It's going to take a strong work ethic from all of the Chippewas in 2014 if they are going to compete for a MAC championship, but the pieces are in place for a great season and Davis is at the center of it all.
Davis will no doubt be expecting to go out with a bang in his last season of college ball, as well as expect to get one more win against his younger brother and Western Michigan star wideout, Corey Davis.
It is easy to be overshadowed when your younger brother is a breakout star in the conference, and you play the same position at the same school as the great Antonio Brown, but Titus Davis has and continues to make a name for himself. And deservedly so. In three seasons playing at CMU, Davis has more touchdowns than Brown and averages eight more yards per catch. Brown holds the slight edge in receiving yards, but Davis is close behind and will surely pass Brown's career total this season.
Davis has dominated not only MAC defenses, but almost every defense he has come up against in his three years as a Chippewa. Look for more of the same not just in 2014, but in the future as well on Sunday afternoons.